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The Woman in Cabin 10 Review

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone enjoyed The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, our March Book of the Month. I listened to this one on audiobook because honestly, as a mom of two, sometimes it can be hard to find time to sit down and get into a book. Every now and then, I really enjoy listening to an audiobook and getting sucked in while I’m exercising or getting a few chores done. I listened to this one on Audible, read by Imogen Church. I really liked the narration and I think that definitely matters when it comes to audiobooks. I’m usually pretty satisfied by the readers on Audible, but I’ve also really enjoyed the readers on books I’ve checked out through the library on Overdrive. Either way, audiobooks are a great way to read as well.

Now, The Woman in Cabin 10. For a little introduction, this book is about a travel writer named Lo Blacklock, who goes on the maiden voyage of a new boutique luxury cruise liner, the Aurora. It’s small and only holds ten guest cabins. Lo, after one of the dinner parties one night where there was luxurious food and lots of booze, witnesses what appears to be a woman being thrown overboard from the cabin next door, but when she tries to find help, it seems none of the guests are missing and no one believes her. So what happens next?

Hopefully, you read the book an

d already know. If you didn’t, then you’ll just have to read the book to find out! But here are my thoughts (spoiler-free!) on this novel.

First off I am getting a little tired of this preface: Woman sees something suspicious, woman reports suspicious thing, no one believes woman because she drinks/drank too much. Three more recent books with this premise that I’ve read are: This one, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, and The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. They all even have similar titles. While the stories do diverge, and they all have something to offer, I am genuinely tired of this premise being used over and over. I much prefer something I haven’t read yet. Otherwise, even if the books end differently or have different twists, I still feel like I’m reading the same book over and over. However, just because, if I had to rank these three similarly premised books, I would have to say, The Woman in the Window is the best, followed by The Woman in Cabin 10, and then The Girl on the Train would come in last. I know that might be an unpopular opinion given how many people loved The Girl on the Train, but it just wasn’t my cup

of tea.

The Woman in Cabin 10, once I got past the repetitive premise, still took me a little while to get into. It seemed like it moved a little slowly for a while. It did pick up though, and about two-thirds of the way through I was definitely hooked, trying to stick my earbuds in whenever I got the chance to hear what came next. We need the laundry done? I volunteer! If it means I get to listen to my book that is.

All in all, I do recommend this book. It’s a fun thriller and it has some good twists, but I was a bit disappointed by having to read this premise once again and by how slowly it moved through some of it.

I want to know what you all thought of it as well! Comment below, send me a message, comment on Instagram or Facebook,

and let me know. I would love to know your thoughts! Did you love it? Or was this book just not floating your boat?

Keep an eye out for the Perfect Pairing for The Woman in Cabin 10. Coming soon!

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